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it to their advantage in states like illinois. california is a whole different story where you have an independent commission drawing the lines there. it really will dramatically she control of congress. >> i was simply going to make the point about illinois. the viewers don't think it's only the republicans who are redrawing districts. democrats did the exact same thing in illinois, and we'll see what the results are. sometimes they draw districts expecting a certain outcome and the voters srprise them. >> brown: while we're talking about the how, because earlier we talked about the senate in aw kind of bigger picture. stu, remind us about the house situation. 435 seats are up in the house but not all 435 are competitive. only about 70 or so are really worth watching for the chance of one party to steal a seat from the other party. the democrats need 25 seats in order toigate majority and presumably reinstall california, nancy pelosi as speaker beor as she once was. that seems unlikely. the democrats have said we have enough seats in play, and when we get out west, california, washington, nevada,
, they're voting on medical marijua tomorrow. woodruff: we also want to bring up quickly california where there are a number of issues on the ballot. having to do withha taxes. and a number of other topics. >> california is really ground zero for the initiative process. they tend to have more initiatives than any other state. they have 11 this year including two competing meases that would increase taxes in different ways to fund education and help balance the stateat budget. >> woodruff: we also know that health care is the ballot. remind us where and what that would mean if those wue to pass. >> sure. there are five states that have votes on the affordable care act this year. in missouri, it's bill that would prohibit the state from setting up a health insurance exchange. in the other four states it's a broader measure that attempts to block really implementation of the affordable care act. it ts up the right to have private insurance as a constitutional right in the state and prohibits the state from requiring anybody to buyts insurance or penalizing anybody for failing to buy insuran
of these maps, they shed california as an island and it took a long time for that toy actually get removed from the maps-- old maps, it often took 100 years, maybe 200 years. >> reporter: google and others can react more quickly because of all the input they get. usands of times a day, people all over the world tell google, via the internet, that roads, or signage, or stores or parks have changed, or that a their own neighborhood is poorly represented and that the company needs to update its maps.v erro iestigatethe allec2 , and tries to correct them. the concept of having people on the ground change the map is rsalled crowd sourcing. and it's the principle pioneered by an israeli-based mapping company called waze. that firm, with a small palo alto office, uses g.p.s. to track the location of 27 million drivers who have downloaded its app. waze depends on that crowd to update its maps, determine traffic congestion and direct users to alternate routes. >> so while you're getting a free navigation service, you're also contributing to the community. >> reporter: waze vice president di-ann eisnor s
examines propositions and congressional races on the ballot in california. and older americans are working longer and returning to the workforce rcter retiring.ti you can help paul solman look into that demographic shift. if you're an older worker, fill out a questionnare on the rundown. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. jeff? >> brown: and again, to our honor roll of american service personnel killed in the afghanistan conflict. we add them as their deaths are made official and photographs become available. here,n silence, are eightnc more. >> brown: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online and agn here tomorrow evening with mark shields and david brooks among a others. nigh gyoud ndoot. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:ni and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macnei
at a university inli oakland, california, seven dead at a sikh temple in oak creek, wisconsin. 12 killed and dozens more wound at a move yee these per in aurora, colorado. and then there was this. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the -- >> congresswmann gabby giffords leading the democratic national convention in the edge of allegiance some 20 months after she was shot in the head in arizona. >> with liberty and justiceed for all. (cheers and applause) >> there was one brief exchange during the second debate about gun violence. >> i also share your belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theatres don't belong on our streets. >> i'm not el favor of new pieces of legislation on guns and f taking guns away or making certain guns illegal. a >> reporter: but during debatesurs of deted t domestic matters the phrase "gun control" was never mentioned,guot even by the democratic incumbent. >> you'll find the rest ofot that segment >> brown: you'll find the rest of that segment and much more on pecial, election "what's at stake," airing t
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